Who Goes There?, the novella that formed the basis of the film The Thing, is the John W. Campbell classic about an antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient body of a crash-landed alien.
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THING fans don't hesitate !!!
I knew that Rocket Ride Books was making it's big debut with their "Who Goes There?" campaign, and I can't tell you how sick it is that itunes has it available. I've listened to it 5 times already and have only had it for 6 days. It's epic son! Epic! Although I will agree with the other reviewer's opinion on the Blair voice. It's a little too fem, but after awhile you get over it. All in the all the narrator did a superior job in his reading. Not only does he just have a cool voice but he puts in great emotions and style in the true manner of how people would converse. He brings you right in to this frozen world of horror and doesn't let you go until you can taste the blood, fear your best friend, and feel the chill of an Antarctic Hell on Earth. So if you're a fan of The Thing films (old or new), or even already a fan of this original story, please don't stay on the fence on this. Go for it and get it. You'll love it.
I don't know how many times I watched John Carpenter's "The Thing" when I was in college, but it was a lot. One of my favorite movies of all time. So I was delighted to see the audio version of "Who Goes There?" appear in the iTMS. As you probably know (since you're here), this is the story from which "The Thing" was derived. It's a top-notch story in its own right, but it was especially fun for a fan of "The Thing", because your knowledge of who's who/what in the movie can't be relied upon for the book. A lot of fun. I will admit that I was annoyed by how Blair's voice was done, at first. But it's clear from the writing and description that the reader is actually doing an accurate job (we get kind of spoiled to the actors from the movie, and he just didn't sound like Wilford Brimley :).
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to listen to it again.
I went to the Rocket Ride web-site, and this appears to be their first book. More like this, please!